Anka Kekez

Anka Kekez is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where she teaches public policy, public management, and qualitative methodology as well as supervises bachelor, master, and PhD students in designing and conducting qualitative data work. She has extensive experience teaching and tutoring qualitative methods and qualitative data analysis (particularly including Nvivo) in a variety of settings. Her research interests include policy implementation and service delivery, public management reforms, collaborative governance, political meta-governance and clientelism. Recently, the paper "Unboxing the vague notion of policy goals: Comparison of Croatian public policies" in which Anka and co-authors apply qualitative content analysis method, won the Best Paper of 2021 Award of the European Policy Analysis journal. She also has 18 years of experience in social development, including the design and implementation of applied policy research. In teaching, she uses service learning as a method of teaching and learning through experience in which participants acquire and use knowledge and skills by addressing the needs of their community. 

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